Gutman, Dan Deck the Halls, We’re Off the Walls, 105 pgs. Illustrated by Jim Paillot Harper, 2013. $4.99 Content: PG (idea that Santa is not real).
A.J. is going to see Santa at the mall. He took the beard off of Santa and all these kids were in line and the parents got mad at him. A.J. was running away from the mad parents and he met a rapper in the bathroom. They switched places so the rapper could get away from the girls and AJ could get away from the parents. AJ ended up singing a song as the rapper. In the end they go back to their own identities.
I liked it because it was funny when they tricked everyone. They all brought their ugly sweaters to the mall. I like how there where games and puzzles at the end. I loved it so much.
EL-ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Isabelle, age 10.